Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Boa constrictor recovering after surgery to remove towel

A 6-foot-long boa constrictor is recovering after doctors from BluePearl Veterinary Partners emergency hospital for pets in Tampa, Florida performed surgery to remove a towel the pet snake had ingested.

The male snake, named Killer, apparently ingested the towel inadvertently while eating a rat.

Dr Julia Shakeri, along with an anesthetist and an assistant from BluePearl successfully removed the towel from him.

Nine-year-old Killer is expected to make a full recovery.

There are news videos here and here. (Second video contains graphic content).

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